McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

McHenry High School's student-written and -edited newspaper

The McHenry Messenger

Rose Wenckebach

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer

Rose Wenckebach is a sophomore at McHenry High School. She often enjoys hanging out with friends, playing sports and taking photos. Rose plays five sports and competes within the school. She started as a freelancing sports photographer but joined the Messenger as a staff writer her second semester of sophomore year.

Recognition:

“One for the books” (IJEA)

“More than just a victim”  (IJEA)

“Gallery | Rocket Relays (High Jump)” (IWPA)

“Gallery | Rocket Relays (Lady Warriors)” (IWPA)

"Proving the impossible" (Best of SNO, IJEA)

All content by Rose Wenckebach
Landmark Elementary School demolition was discussed in April and May school board meetings. Though parents have made their case to the board, the fate of Landmark is still up in the air.

[Photo] Opinion | Landmark Elementary School should not be demolished

Afton Ingraffia, Freshman Contributer
May 21, 2024
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The McHenry Varsity baseball team takes a knee, as a team, on the field.

The nine-year fight

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
May 17, 2024
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Kansas City Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker (7) walks to the practice field during training camp on July 29, 2023, in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Un-inspired

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
May 17, 2024
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Twenty One Pilots newest album, Clancy, comes out May 24th. Old fans are crazing over more music from their favorite band.

[Photo] No need to overcompensate

May 20, 2024
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MCHS is moving from Skyward and Partners4Results to Powerschool for the 2024-2025 school year. The program promises to work better with Schoology than other apps.

[Photo] Powermove

Ethan Rasmussen, Staff Writer
May 14, 2024
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Students may be stressed with the amount of AP exams in the coming weeks, a long with finals.

[Photo] The AP stress exam

May 13, 2024
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Senior Elena Carlos passes the ball during a varsity girls soccer team at McCracken Field on April 23 against Burlington Central.

New season, new coach

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
May 10, 2024
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MCHSs girls lacrosse team took on Hoffman Estates High School at the McCracken Athletic Field.

Sticks up

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
April 18, 2024
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Freshman students got a tour of the Upper Campus on April 26 during special Sneak Peek. Students ended the day with a pep rally and a performance from Staff Infection, including special ninth grade drummers.

[Photo] Gallery | Upper Campus Sneak Peak

Afton Ingraffia, Freshman Contributer
April 29, 2024
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The Highlights | April 19, 2024

The Highlights | April 19, 2024

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
April 19, 2024
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As the second semester comes to a close, the senioritis sets in to the graduating class, and the homework continues to pile up.

[Photo] Stress code

April 16, 2024
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The Highlights | April 12, 2024

The Highlights | April 12, 2024

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
April 12, 2024
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Skincare products are becoming more and more popular, and the growing demand across all ages is raising concerns among some.

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Students played teachers at two different volleyball matches during the spring spirit rally on April 5 in the Upper Campus main gym. The frosh-soph team beat the Freshman Campus teachers, but the upperclassmen lost to the Upper Campus teachers.

[Photo] Some assembly required

Aika Villa, Page Designer
April 8, 2024
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Boys volleyball players from Lakes play against Grayslake Central on April 2 at Lakes High School. If they can get enough interest, MCHS plans to put together a boys volleyball team together for next year.

[Photo] Hit the court

April 9, 2024
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The Highlights | April 5, 2024

The Highlights | April 5, 2024

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
April 5, 2024
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MCHSs baseball team prepares for the season, with the addition of their new home field.

Up to bat

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
April 4, 2024
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According to EducationWeek, 80% of educators report that the pandemic made their students no longer motivated in school. Staff at MCHS has been working hard to keep students motivated and in school.

[Photo] Motivation station

April 3, 2024
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Since March is Youth Art Month, the National Art Honors Society set a station up outside the cafeteria during lunch periods to celebrate creativity and encourage students to get involved with art.

[Photo] Gallery: Youth Art Month

Leylah Moreno, Artistic Director
March 22, 2024
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March is Womens History Month! Purple is the color that represents Womens History Month, symbolizing justice, honor, dignity, and power.

[Photo] History through her eyes 

March 19, 2024
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In MCHSs greenhouse, students in Environmental Science have set up an aquaponics garden, an innovative system that grows plants off of raising fish rather than the use of soil.

[Photo] Something fishy

March 13, 2024
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First year english teacher Mr. John Aubert has created an atmosphere where students feel at home and welcomed inside the classroom.

[Photo] First steps

March 7, 2024
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On February 28, the boys basketball team  won their sectional semifinals game against the Hononegah Indians by a score of 58-53. They will be playing in the sectional final on March 1.

One for the books

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
March 1, 2024
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As the winter season comes to a close, spring athletes excitedly prepare for the return of sports like baseball, soccer lacrosse, tennis, badminton, and more.

Springing into a new season

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
February 29, 2024
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McKenzie Woods, a sophomore at MCHS, will be attending nationals for archery after placing second in the state of Wisconsin.

Beyond the arrow

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
February 29, 2024
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Just in time for the spring season, construction is wrapping up on the new baseball field right outside the Upper Campus.

[Photo] Dusting off the plate

March 8, 2024
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Just in time for the spring season, construction is wrapping up on the new baseball field right outside the Upper Campus.

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Figure skater Brooke Gewalt, 22 MCHS alum, glides across the rink. Gewalt competed at the 2024 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

Proving the impossible

Rose Wenckebach, Staff Writer
February 15, 2024
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During the winter, when the sun sets earlier, the winter blahs can make students less motivated and less interested in learning. For some of these students, Seasonal Affective Disorder might be making a tough time of year even worse.

[Photo] Feeling SAD

February 26, 2024
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